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Middle Years Programme

Middle Years Programme

During the ninth and tenth grade years, GRC students are part of the IB Middle Years Program. This program is specifically for students who are in the sixth through tenth grades. The MYP curriculum addresses students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being, enables them to understand and manage the complexities of our world, and also provides students with the skills and attitudes they need in order to take responsible action for the future (International Baccalaureate Organization website). These courses will ultimately prepare our students for the challenges of the Diploma and the Career-related Programs.

IB Middle Years Programme

MYP Course Selection

Students have a variety of choices from which to choose in the eight MYP areas of study. Two classes in particular, Design Technology and Digital Photography, are courses that are only offered at Green Run Collegiate.

Subject Areas

Grade 9

Grade 10

Language and Literature

  • MYP English
  • MYP Advanced English
  • MYP English
  • MYP Advanced English

Language Acquisition

  • MYP Spanish, I-III
  • MYP French, I-III
  • MYP Spanish, II-III
  • MYP French, II-III
  • DP Language ab initio

Individuals and Societies

  • MYP Government
  • MYP VA/US History
  • MYP AP VA/US History

Mathematics

  • MYP Geometry
  • MYP Algebra II
  • MYP Algebra II/Trigonometry
  • MYP Algebra II
  • MYP Algebra II/Trigonometry
  • DP Applications and Interpretation, SL, Year 1
  • DP Analysis and Approaches SL, Year 1

Sciences

  • MYP Earth Science
  • MYP Biology
  • MYP Biology
  • MYP Chemistry

Design

  • MYP Design Technology I
  • MYP Design Technology II
  • MYP Design Technology I
  • MYP Design Technology II

Arts

  • MYP Art Foundations
  • MYP Painting, Drawing and Printmaking (Pre-Requisite, Art Foundations)
  • MYP Digital Photography I
  • MYP Jazz Ensemble
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • MYP Art Foundations
  • MYP Painting, Drawing and Printmaking (Pre-Requisite, Art Foundations)
  • MYP Digital Photography I
  • MYP Digital Photography II (Pre-requisite, Digital Photography I)
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Studio Theatre Art (Pre-requisite, Introduction to Theatre)

Physical Education and Health

  • MYP Physical Education and Health 9
  • MYP Physical Education and Health 10

Note: Students seeking to take courses in NJROTC, Band, Orchestra, and Chorus can do so through Green Run High School.

Service and action

MYP students must complete a series of activities outside of school that help students “develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self, and their developmentally appropriate responsibility in their community” (MYP: From principals into practice). These activities can focus on the areas of creativity, activity (physical exertion) and service. MYP students are to participate and then to reflect on their experiences based on the following learning outcomes:

  • Become more aware of their own strengths and areas for growth

  • Undertake challenges that develop new skills

  • Discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities

  • Persevere in action

  • Work collaboratively with others

  • Develop international-mindedness through global engagement multilingualism and intercultural understanding

  • Consider the ethical implications of their actions.

For IB, quality is more valued than the number of hours one collects. Students are to record, document and to reflect on their experiences through their ManageBac account. In addition, students must have their supervisors sign their SA completion form in order to verify their involvement with the activity. All of these forms can be found on the website, which is located on https://greenruncollegiate.managebac.com. 

Personal Project

What is the MYP Personal Project?

             The Personal Project is the culminating task that should encapsulate your IB Middle Years Program experience. Through the course of several months, students will pursue an area of deep personal interest that will allow them to learn through experience. This project will allow them to embrace and apply the IB Learner profile traits while preparing them for the IB Diploma and Career-related Programs in their junior and senior years.

What are the Aims?

  • Self-directed inquiry within an IB MYP global context

  • Managing a self-directed long-term project

  • Effectively communicating a process as well as an outcome

When will the work occur?

Though research and brainstorming can occur over the summer, most of the work will occur throughout the sophomore year.  A tentative timeline is as follows:

 

Personal Project Timeline

September

  • Sophomore class meeting to learn more detailed info about project (September 14)
  • Meet assigned supervisors (GRC staff)
  • Investigate
  • Personal Project Approval: September 25

 

October

 

  • Plan
  • Take action
  • Product Due: October 30

November-January

 

  • Reflection/refining

January

  • Draft project due

February

  • Final paper due

March

  • Exhibition

Personal Project Resources

  • MYP Project Guides

  • Personal Project Student Guide

  • ManageBac website


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